Good morning and welcome back, my dear crafting friends and followers old and anew!
I recently lost track a little on my artful journey (due to some health issues), but the short break from returning to my desk almost daily also led to something good: I rearranged my studio!
Honestly this would have become necessary anyway sooner or later (as I received two big, big parcels from two very dear crafting friends - filled with a lot of awesome stuff - that needed a new home...erm...well...so I had to clean up and move some stuff that I don't use very often to the basement)... but during the work of sorting stuff I also happened to stumble upon the fact that my desk would be in a much better place if I turned it sideways to the window (for better lighting)...which led to more sorting of stuff and rearranging *lol.
But it was worth all the work the crawling on the floor and opening and sorting old boxes with long forgotten stuff in them, my husband being such a dear to carry all the stuff down to the basement...mwah! :-x) and now I can present my new old studio to you - tadaaah!
Come in, come in and don't be shy!
To the right you can see a part of my selfmade pinboard where I display some of my tags (mainly as an inspirational source) and the box with the 12x12 papers under my desk. I also rearranged the contents of the two orange rolling storages - they once held my beads and wires (from the time when I was creating jewelry and selling it on an Advent market), now they hold my Mod Podge, structure pastes, painting media and other "potions".
On top of the shelves you can see our board games collection. (Did I mention that HB and me are passionate board gamers and collectors?)
On the left shelf you can also find my inspirational books, which I turn to for inspiration from time to time (or just to admire what other creative people make).
The second orange rolling storage holds some old acrylic colour bottles, some stamps and my paper cutting machine and - most important - my Sizzix Big Cut and accessories!
This image gives you a closer and better look at my most used "corner":
The stacked four clear boxes hold ribbons, rub ons, washi tape and other tinier stuff. The two red boxes on the second shelf from the bottom hold my Tim Holtz stamps, Paper Artsy stamps and some more and the acrylic stamping blocks.
Next to these are my paint dabbers and spray paints.
The view from my HB's place shows the shelf with my toy theaters (folded and stored away safely), large papers and painting and drawing media from my time as a high school arts and crafts teacher, an unused configuration box (down to the left), which was a gift from dear Sandra (thank you, Sandra, :-x), and a box with my 6x6 paper pads...
The plastic bag that is hung on my small bench vise is for dumping tiny waste like cut off wire ends, scraps from acetate or stamping rubber, EZ mount and stuff like that.
In the background you can see hubby's working place (and virtual playground too ;).
Sometimes he uses the studio for inviting his friends over for hours long strategy board games on my crafting desk (which actually is a dinner table, but it was the perfect size for my crafting needs and I love the fact that you can change the plate's size).
And this is what my HB sees, when he turns towards my place...well, usually he sees ME over there...AND a lot of mess on my table *lol.
Well, that's the end of my tour. I hope you enjoyed the little sneak around my place ;)
Maybe you know that too: rummaging through all your stuff during clean-up actions often makes you stumble upon things you almost forgot.... and it is a good reminder of media you haven't been using for quite some time...and a source of inspiration too...so I hope I will be able to show you some new and inspirational projects soon ;)
Hugs and happy crafting!